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their fears were not well-founded :--Rev. E. Briten- / bel and Mary Chretzman, each $1 ; Samuel Hesbert, bangh, Bushey, each $20; Henry Bushey and $1.50; Sum total subscribed, $215; paid, $88.50. My M. Xead, each $15; J. Dauberman, H. Summers, B. worthy and esteemed friend, Samuel Weaver, rendered Walter, Margaret Hawkins and Rosa Kisecker, each me great service by taking me around in the country $10; Anna Gordon, Albertus A. Miller, Catharine Phil. two days, for which kindness I am greatly indebted to lipa, Lydia Diehl and Eli Huber, each $5; John Shra him. My subscriptions in Christ church are as follows: der, John Coffey, Peter Young, Elvira Wallace, Mary - Dr. S. S. Schmucker, $20; Fahmerloch & Bros., $15; Wilson, Elizabeth Glewicks, each $3: Elizabeth Ebbert, | Drs. Krauth, Baugher, Schaeffer, $5; Profs. Stover and and J H. Tritle, each $2.50; D. Shook, Eli Fuss, J., Muhlenberg, each $10; D. Ziegler, M. and W. M'Clean, Leinenger, E. Wilhelm, Benj. Palmer, 8. M. Michael, D. A. Buehler, Mrs. A. M. Geiger, each $5; Revel P. each $2; P. Seinler, D. Thompson, Mary Faust, J. Shil. Anstadt, $7.20 ; D. Culp and Dr. A. S. Huber, each $2;

Yans, A. Kunkel, J. Cla psaddle, each $1.- Wm. Boyer and John Tate, each $1; total subscription Total amount subscribed, $187; paid, $102. H. and $118.20 ; paid, $71.70. Sum total subscribed in GettysM Bushey, B. Walter and E. Huber deserved, and I burg, $363; paid, $160.20. I would here state that the herewith tender them my sincere thanks; but I scarce- $150 subscribed by my worthy and highly esteemed ly know how to thank Brother Britenbaugh and his | friends, Shyroch, l'olley, Weaver, and Soyder, were estimable lady sufficiently for what they have done to subscribed by them at my request, for the purpose of make me comfortable, during my sojourn amongst furnishing stereotyped plates, in order to enable the them. May the God of all grace be with them to bless Board to publish a bew and handsome English edition them and their dear little children. Being in Green of C. H V. Bogazky's Golden Treasury, translated castle on Thanksgiving day, I availed myself of the from the original German. This little work I have used opportunity of hearing a Thanksgiving sermon which in the German language, every morning, for more than was preached in the Presbyterian church by Brother

forty years; and I can testify before God that it was Britenbangh, on Prov. xiv. 54 “Righteousness exalt often a means, under the influence of his Spirit and eth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." I grace, of comforting and refreshing my soal. I could was much pleased with the excellent sermon I heard, therefore wish that it might be put into every house and all present could not but be pronted by the whole and every hand, it may prove a blessing to thousands some instruction the speaker imparted on that occa of souls, when the bodies of the donors are resting in pion.

their graves. Before I close, I must yet add a few On Friday morning I bid adieu to Greencastle and words in reference to our Institutions, and the town in rode with Brother Britenbaugh in his rockaway as far as which they are located. Pennsylvania College is in a Chambersburg, where we dined with our mutual friend

flourishing state, the Professors labor together in harand brother, Sill, and his dear family. After dinner he mony and peace; and the students, geuerally, as far as proceeded on his way to Shippensburg to assist Brother I could learn, conducted themselves in a measure credUlsick at communion; and I took the stage to Gettys itable to their teachers, as well as themselves. Our burg where I arrived at half past 6 o'clock, P. M. My Theological Seminary is also doing well. Dr. Schmucker nephew, A. B, Kurtz, Esq., awaiting my arrival at the told me that they have twenty-three students at prestage office, kept by Mr. John Tate, escorted me to his sent, and three more are expected, a number larger own house, all of whom gave me a hearty welcome and than they have had at one time for the last ten years, treated me with the utmost kindness, for which I desire and it is still more gratifying that one half study Gerto feel very grateful. I resided in Gettysburg, and man. The Synod of Pennsylvania has, therefore, no served as pastor of St. James'church for the space of fif cause to regret that they have placed a German Proteen years and three months. I also served Flohr's, fessor in our Institution at Gettysburg Doctor C. F. Arendt's and Mark's churches in connection with St. Schaeffer is accomplishing great good in his de partJames' fourteen years, and Christ's church eighteen ment, as well as his colleagues in theirs, and he is months. I left the people so dear to me, with many highly pleased with the number of the students that tears, on the 27th of October, 1851, for the purpose of attend his instruction in the College and Theological collecting funds towards the endowment of the German Seminary. In the town, I observed a remarkable imProfessorship in our institution at the above named provement. Since the railroad is building from Hanoplace. Since I left the congregation of St James, it was ver to Gettysburg, a number of fine houses have been successively served by the Brethren Anstadt and Hill.

put up, old ones have been enlarged, improved, and The congregation is, however, now again without a beautified. And as to regularly graded treets and pastor, Brother Hill having accepted a call from the good pavements, Gettysburg surpasses any town of its Lutheran congregation at Hagerstown, Md., whither size I have ever been in. But what is better than all he removed with his family, on Tuesday, the Sth inst. this, the citizens are religious and church-guing people. Bat it is time that I should give the subscriptions I ob. This latter consideration, should be a strong induce. tained here:-Geo. Shyrock and And. Polly each $50;

$50; ment for parents to send their sons to Pennsylvania Samuel Weaver and Conrad Snyder, each $25; Henry College, as here they are not exposed to the many and Rupp, $15; John Berocharts, $10; Jacob Culp, Win, strong temptations so prevalent in large cities and C. Stattsmith, H. S. Minnegh, John Ropp, Isaac Dear towns, besides, when the railroad is fiuished, Gettysdortf, Henry Culp, and Geo. Chrity man, each $.5; Geo. burg will be as easy of access as any other place. The Bushman, J. G. Plaueh, and Cath. Hesman, each $2.50; total amount subscribed on this trip is $083.70; paid, Cash, J. Sweikest, H Thomas, D. Shaeffer, Jos. Lers, $336.20. During the winter, I sball, God willing, sen., J. A. Rindlaub, S. Foot, M. Saltzgiver, each $2; prosecute my agency here in the city; you will, thereA. Faus, H, Gaslack, L Plaup, L. Weipest, E. Pityer, fore, not receive a letter from me for some time. Yours Jos. Leas, jr., Lydia Human, E. Menchey, Julian Wei- / truly,

BENJAMIN KELLER.

Editorial Miscellany.

TIME HASTENS on, and soon will be closed | Calcutta will--not a "Governor-General," the lingering dirge of the parting year, bear- but a Viceroy, keep his vice-regal court; and ing on its wings the tears and smiles, the it will not be hazarding too much, to predict joys and pains of many of earth's pilgrims. that Queen Victoria, whose peripatetic taste Some of those who hailed its birth have is almost morbid, will there herself hold court passed to that bourne whence there is no re ere long, and inaugurate the event of a new turning-and others have come to fill their and overshadowing dynasty by a “royal proplaces, and taste the mingled cup Time bids gress," with its most imposing oriental acus drink. Such is life!-an ever-changing cessories, through the fair domain of India. scene of sunshine and of shade! Scarce heeding this mournful plaint of de

THE TOMB OF HIPPOCRATES.-An Athens parting days, the New-born Year, with song and glee, with the boom of cannon and the

paper states that near the village of Arnaoutli,

not far from Pharsalia, a tomb has just been sound of many voices, breaks in upon us

discovered, which has been ascertained to be striving, with its wild revelry, to drown into

| that of Hippocrates, the great physician, an forgetfulness the records of the past, while it

inscription clearly enunciating the fact. In also points, with tempting hand, to fond

the tomb a gold ring was found, representing hopes—never to be realized-and to joys seen only in prospective; winning us, by these

a serpent—the symbol of medical art in antifond allurements, to the syren cups, filled

quity--as well as a small gold chain attached

to a thin piece of gold, having the appearance with earth's pleasures, and which, like the

of a band for the head. There was also lying ruby wine, gives ease for a moment, but in

with these articles a bronze bust, supposed to the end is an ever-springing fount of care and

be that of Hippocrates himself. These obtorment. We bid thee farewell, Old Year! Would

jects, as well as the stone which bears the inthat the thoughts and feelings thou hast

scription, were delivered up to Housin Pacha, nursed might, with thee, as easily sink to

governor of Thessaly, who at once forwarded

them to Constantinople. rest! And to thee, New-Comer, we give a welcome : in the hope that, as thou passest on, we may learn many a lesson of wisdom

EGYPTIAN CURIOSITIES.—Dr. Abbot has sent and, in remembrance of the past, cull but the

to the Museum in New York another collecflower, and reject the thorn.

tion of Egyptian curiosities, among which

there is a mummy supposed, from very strong "How ABOUT THE EAST INDIA COMPANY?" evidence, to contain the remains of one of the “What will be the future policy, socially and Pharaohs, who lived at the time of Mycernus, politically, of the British home government, the builder of the third pyramid of Ghizeh, in regard to its Asiatic Territory ?" These whose bones are now in the British Museum, questions may be answered in a few words. At all events, it is certain that this is the The Company has virtually ceased to exist. oldest specimen of the kind in the United Hindostan will, by royal proclamation, be States. erected into an independent "Empire," and Victoria is its “Empress." The old native THE FRONTISPIECE.—Our readers will notice kingdoms, rajahships, and more modern “pre- the present number is embellished with a sidencies" will be abolished, and their land beautiful steel engraving, which will thus marks removed as effectually and as expedi- form an elegant frontispiece for the bound tiously as possible. Dusky kings and their volume. We have gone to this expense, conphantom courts will be swept away. Mysore, fidently relying upon the prompt payments Lahore, Bijapooran, Delhi, Oude, Napaul, Agi- and anticipated support of our subscribers. meer, Asam, &c. &c., each divided and sub- | We will cheerfully publish as many such as divided, like other parts of Anglo-Saxondom, our means will atford. Let every friend of into civil districts, will become, as with the the enterprise, and we consider every subold provinces of France, mere historical sec- scriber as a friend, furnish us at least one or tions of one national whole. Semi-British two new paying subscribers. We wish our Calcutta, not only the capital of Bengal, but list may be sufficiently enlarged to enable us the metropolis of Imperial Hindostan. In to issue one each month.

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THE

Lutheran Home Journal.

FEBRUARY, 1858.

life.

BANKRUPTCY.

| It matters not to others what had brought

about his adverse fortune-friends did not 16 UTAVE you heard the news !”

stop to inquire into the cause that led to n “No.”

his failure, and those of his neighbors who “ Blanchard has failed, and they say to

had looked with a jealous eye upon his ina very large amount. It seems he has been

creasing business, took a malignant pleasdoing business on credit and buying large

ure in spreading the news of his downfall, ly to get in his fall stock and not being

attributing it to carelessness or want of able to collect his outstanding debts it has

prudence, extravagancy of living or wild swamped him.”

speculation; although they knew nothing "Well, I sincerely pity him, for he is a |

either of his circumstances or mode of very worthy young man, and one whom I always considered as prudent and upright

And thus it ever is,-those who fawn in business matters, and exemplary in his

and flatter in times of prosperity, are the private life.”

first to desert when calamity comes, and “I don't know that you need expend

poverty and want threaten. The same quite so much sympathy on him. I sup

thing that swelled the “Hosanna to the pose it is his own fault that he is unable

son of David” at his triumphant entry into meet his liabilities, and it seems evident

to Jerusalem, joined in the cry“ Crucify that he could not have exercised much

him, Crucify him,” when he became unprudence, or foresight or he could not have

popular. allowed his debts to accumulate. He is

Bankruptcy does not necessarily imply like hundreds of others who live beyond fraud. We hear one say-in vulgar partheir means." So much for the sympathy | lance“I am broke;" another has susof the world.

| pended; a third has asked for an extension That evening Mr. Blanchard went home of credit; a fourth has taken the benefit to his little family sad and dejected—with of the bankrupt law, and all these notwiththe stigma of bankruptcy upon him, he standing their misfortunes may be virtuhad tried hard to avert the crisis, had made ous, God-fearing men, who have endeavorevery sacrifice possible, but owing to the ed to act honestly and avert the crisis, but failure of others to meet their engage- have had at length to yield to the pressure ments, he had been unsuccessful, and now under which others have succumbed. The his hopes of future prosperity in business world--in its cold heartlessness makes no were blighted for years, if not forever, and distinction between the fraudulent insolvensimply because in the opinion of the world cy and that which is brought about by the he was a bankrupt.

malpractice of others, and in which the

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